Tesco Bags of Help

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Groundwork South Yorkshire administers the local funding of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme across local areas including: Barnsley, Doncaster, Hoyland, Penistone, Rotherham, Sheffield Central, Sheffield North, Sheffield South, Wath upon Dearne and Maltby. 

Bags of Help is Tesco’s exciting local community grant scheme  where the money raised by the sale of carrier bags is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. The proceeds generated from the sale of these bags is now being given to good causes across the country. Tesco Bags of Help has given out £265,595 to 62 community projects between March 2016 - April 2017.

Grants up to £4000 are available to projects that benefits to the community. The types of projects funded will be very broad and will cover direct costs needed to deliver the project, this could range from: Purchasing items which will benefit local community groups; improvements to a building that benefits the local community; developing an outdoor space; running a community event or activity and supporting seasonal activities. 

For more information on the scheme visit the Tesco Community Scheme website here.


To apply for a Tesco Bags of Help grant, please visit the Tesco Local Community Scheme website here.

If you are unsure whether your project is eligible for funding under the scheme, please take the eligibility quiz here. Once you have completed the quiz, you will be provided with a link to access the application.

How to Vote

When does the voting take place in store?

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every other month. 

How do I vote?

You go into the Tesco store as a normal Tesco customer. Tesco shoppers will be given a token with every transaction and encouraged to vote for the project they would like to see receive funding. Please note: there is no minimum spend. 

If you are not given a token at the till, please ask for one or go to the Customer Service Desk with your receipt to get a token. 

Can I vote in Tesco Petrol Stations?

Although voting will not take place in petrol stations, you will be advised of their nearest store where you can vote - you just need to take your receipt along to a Tesco store in order to receive a token.

Can I vote in Tesco Express stores?

Some Tesco Express stores do not have a voting unit. If the store does not have a voting unit, you will be advised of their nearest store where you can vote – you just need to take your receipt along to the Tesco store in order to receive a token.

Can online customers vote?

Online customers can take their Customer Delivery Note into store and show this to a Tesco staff member in order to be given a voting token.

In what stores does the voting take place?

Sheffield Central:

  • Kelham Island Express
  • Sheffield Church Express
  • Sheffield Edward St Express
  • Sheffield Eyre Lane Express
  • Sheffield Infirmary Superstore
  • Sheffield Savile St Extra
  • Sheffield West Street Metro
  • Sheffield Ecclesall Metro
  • Sheffield Broadfield Rd Express
  • Sheffield Broomhill Express
  • Sheffield Crosspool Garage
  • Sheffield Ecclesall 
  • Sheffield Fulwood Express
  • Sheffield Sharrow Lane Express

Sheffield North:

  • Sheffield Barnsley Express
  • Sheffield Dykes H Express
  • Sheffield Southey Metro

Sheffield South: 

  • Sheffield Abbeydale Superstore
  • Sheffield Beighton Express
  • Sheffield Birley Rd Express
  • Totley Sheffield Express


  • Rotherham Express
  • Rotherham Extra
  • Brinsworth Rotherham Express
  • Fenton Express
  • Rotherham Extra
  • Rotherham Moorgate Rd Express
  • Marsh Bellows Rd Express


  • Dinnington Superstore
  • Maltby Superstore

Wath upon Dearne:

  • Wath Upon Dearne
  • Bolton on Dearne Express


  • Carlton Road Barnsley Express
  • Barnsley Extra
  • Wombwell Sth York Express


  • Hoyland - Market Street Superstore
  • Barnsley Huddersfield Rd Express


  • Chapeltown Express
  • Penistone Superstore


  • Armthorpe Doncaster Express
  • Doncaster Barnsley Express
  • Bentley Doncaster Express
  • Wheatley Doncaster Express
  • Wentworth Rd Doncaster Express
  • Station Rd Hatfield Express
  • Bessacar Doncaster Express
  • Doncaster Extra
  • Doncaster Edenthorpe Superstore

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